“Painting is a physical thinking process to continue an interior dialogue, a way to engage in a kind of internal discourse, or sub-linguistic mumbling…”
–– Amy Sillman
This current work incorporates gestural, expressive, abstract, geometric and representational applications overlaid on grids, and the structure of the paintings is arrived at through repeated rounds of combination, replacement, dissection and reconfiguration of the work. For me, this is where the art happens – unexpected composition and coalescence born from conflict and contradiction.
As a painter, I am interested in establishing a visual resolution to the “dilemmas” created by combining and balancing these elements in opposition. I also hope that the work can be appreciated as observations or meditations on the animating principles at work in our lives and the world around us.
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I received my BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1975, followed by an MFA from Edinboro University in 1980. Over the years, I have lived and worked and/or shown art in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Kansas City, Chicago, Pittsburgh and currently Nashville.
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Contradiction to Coalescence, solo, The Arts Company / Nashville
Not Just Drawing: A Line With Intent, juried, ARC Gallery / Chicago
Beholder Artists, group, 111 Minna Gallery / San Francisco
New Beginnings, juried, Satsuma Gallery / Los Angeles
Paint and Content, group, Post Gallery / Kansas City
Five Abstract Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago
Red, group, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago
Drawing, juried, Moming Dance and Art Center / Chicago
Solo, UP Gallery, University of Pittsburg / Pittsburgh
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